|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The apartment is the third floor of a typical DC row house which was built in 1904. The neighborhood is a lovely mix of beautiful homes with gorgeous gardens and a great restaurant district. The apartment itself is charming, clean and well maintained with some typical period details. There are hard wood floors throughout and a working fireplace in the bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped and there is seating and place settings for a dinner for 8. The furnishings are comfortable and chosen with an eye to the space. We try to ensure that there are age appropriate toys up there (if applicable).
The layout is typical for the period, the kitchen and recently renovated bathroom are accessed from the master bedroom. It is suitable for singles, a couple or a family with up to four children. We live in the units below, the unit above has permanent tenants.
The apartment itself is quiet because it is on a quiet street, and is on the third floor. It is bright and sunny. There are good public transportation options nearby; the metro is a short walk, buses are close and taxis are easily available. (15 dollars to National Airport). There is no reserved parking spot associated with the building and parking can be challenging in the evenings.
No smoking and no pets please.
Pleasing to the eye from all angles, well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed. The location is close to lots of restaurants and stores. A very pleasant walk to metro and parks
We really enjoyed our extended stay. The Adams Morgan area offered lots of great food options and was convenient for getting to various parts of town. An added bonus is there is a bike share station nearby. Katy provided a welcoming and comfortable experience. The location, while close to lots of activities was very quiet and peaceful. Would definitely stay again if the opportunity arises.
Very nice place. Conveniently located, clean and well-equipped kitchen, has toys and games for children. We had no problems during our stay.
This was such a great place to stay in DC, right in the heart of Adams Morgan within walking distance to restaurants, shops, bars and a really awesome little grocery store. Katy, the owner, was ahead of the game giving me a heads up that the weekend was supposed to be one of the hottest and to let me know she turned the air on early, provided a fan and to let her know if we needed anything in addition. We used the house for a bachelorette party and it was very comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay in DC. I would most definitely recommend this place to stay in DC. Street parking can be a little tricky but a parking deck pretty close by helped us out. Thanks again Katy for a wonderful weekend!
We loved our stay here! It had everything you need for a relaxing stay. A multitude of restaurants, bars and fun eats in walking distance. Metro stations close by and easy to find. The apartment is the perfect size for a small family, basic amenities; kitchen, bathroom and linen. The neighborhood was quiet and felt safe to wonder about. Far enough away from the heart of downtown to experience the big city life and the local life. The owners made arrival and departure simple, left detailed instructions and ideas of things to do and were available via email if we needed anything. If you want a Washington DC experience with the perfect spot for a diversity of food and fun. Highly recommend a stay here.
Adams Morgan is a lovely district of DC.
The apartment is well furnished, light and airy. The beds were comfortable and most important, very clean.
The airconditioning works well but is quite noisy so make sure you have the room to the temperature you want before going to sleep. WiFi works well (important for teenagers!). Be aware that the entrance to the bathroom is off the main bed area so if you're "shy" about having someone walk through your bed area at night to go to the bathroom then take the other room in the apartment!
The nearest Metro station is about 12 mins walk away so if you have bags or are not used to walking then take the free Circulator bus from more or less outside the property direct to the metro. It's only one stop! There are also buses nearby that take you straight to the City - but they are slow at rush hour (obviously).
We enjoyed our stay here and can highly recommend the apartment and the area.
The National Mall, White House, the Capitol and monuments are all an easy bus or metro ride or on a nice day you might consider walking. The Smithsonian (https://www.si.edu) has many fabulous museums. Entry is free. The nearest of these is the National Zoo which is a short walk from the apartment.
National Gallery of Art
National Building Museum
Library of Congress
Folger Shakespeare Museum
Woodrow Wilson’s presidential museum
And many others . .
The apartment is in a quiet residential area. A short block away is one of DC’s nightlife areas - Adams Morgan. There are many bars and restaurants, some with live music. Within a short walk are two parks with playgrounds intended for young children. Kalorama Park also has a new play area for children up to Middle School age. The immediate area around the apartment has coffee shops, fast food outlets, convenience stores, bottle shops and two supermarkets within easy walking distance. Rock Creek Park can be accessed about half a mile from the apartment – it has many running, bicycling and hiking trails, historic sites and a Horse Center offering horse rides. There is a 23 mile loop trail for cycling, parts of which follow the historic C&O Canal towpath.
The Red Line Metro station Woodley Park/National Zoo is half a mile from the apartment, offering easy access to the city and attractions. Bus stops with many useful bus routes for downtown access are on the block. The city has made public transport access easy with usable smartphone apps and websites.
Taxis are plentiful and easily available at the corner of 18th and Columbia a block away. I have never had to wait more than 5 minutes at any time, even at 5AM. Uber is Uber and has a big market share here.
More detailed notes and recommendations are in the apartment. A sampling to help with planning is below:
There is a free performance every day of the year at 6 pm at the Kennedy Center. (Millenium Stage). The schedule is on their website.
The National Symphony Orchestra season starts 25 September, tickets available on the website. The “choir seats” if available are $20.00. You face the conductor and can usually read the viola music.
The Baltimore Symphony divides its season between Baltimore and the Strathmore Arts Center in Montgomery County (which is easily reached by Metro). Marin Alsop is the conductor and has regular “appearances” on NPR so you may have heard her reviews.
There is a lot of free and good music around, check the ionarts blog (http://ionarts.blogspot.com/) and DC cultural tourism.
The 930 club has up and coming performers, (and some who up and came). Bring your ID, no matter how old you are, they will check and will not serve you alcohol.
The Black Cat on 14th St is popular and has local and indy artists. (Saint Ex is also nearby and has a downstairs nightclub)
Washington City Paper has good and complete listings. http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/
DC has many public pools that are free to DC residents and cheap for visitors. They are open weekends until the end of June then daily during the summer. https://dpr.dc.gov/page/aquatic-facilities.
Zip Cars: Plentiful and easily available
Car2go: If you are a member in another city your membership will work here.
Car rental: Closest is Enterprise on Calvert across the bridge.
By far the best way to see the monuments is by bicycle. The distances are actually pretty big when you consider going from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol building. http://www.bikethesites.com/ has 2 rental sites: one at Union Station the other on Pennsylvania Ave. They have children’s bikes.
The red bikes are Capital bike share-the most economical pricing for visitors is the 3 day pass which you can buy at the kiosk. Helmets are required for people under 16. https://www.capitalbikeshare.com/pricing
Another fun way to see the Jefferson Memorial is by boat. There are paddleboats on the tidal basin, and you can rent canoes and kayaks at several locations. The names have changed recently, but google will help you. Most of these places also rent bicycles.
Sailboats are available across the river at the Washington Marina, metro National airport and walk south about a mile along a bike path.
Restaurants in the neighborhood:
Tail up Goat New, trendy, delicious. Recent Michelin star
Lapis Afghan food. Highly recommended. Not too expensive. Got the Michelin cheap eats nod.
Johnny’s Half Shell My current go to place. Delicious seafood
Best coffee: Tryst (18th st)
Mintwood place: trendy and tasty. They have a happy hour menu before 7 in the bar that is quite affordable. They have high tables and it is ok to bring well behaved kids.
Need something quick and cheap? Try Astor Pizza. (Columbia Rd)
Best Fries: Amsterdam Falafel shop (18th St)
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|